To help family members and/or friends as you enjoy traveling and visiting others this summer season, take a few moments to make a medical profile of your medical history that may help in an emergency. Start by including your vital information: name, address, date of birth, important phone numbers to call in an emergency, blood type (if known), medications (include what kind, dosage, etc), medical history, any allergies, (any other illnesses and/or surgeries) you have had. Also include your physician's name and phone number(s) for contact by emergency staff, if neccessary. You can actually type this "profile" like a resume…believe me, it does help ! I have been doing this now for six years. When I am traveling, I keep my info in my purse or glovebox of the car, where it can be found by rescuers or family/friends. This information can give you and your caregivers more time to act on your behalf, should you be having an emergency. Make sure you do the same for other family members…or encourage them to do their own profile. Have a great & safe summer !
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